Conversations with fellow professors often turn to the topic of office hours and their frustrated comments about how students never utilize this time. In contrast to some my colleagues, my office hours are always wonderfully busy with students. Frequently, I… Read More ›
Wikipedia is certainly a valuable resource, a reservoir of accurate, sophisticated information–revolutionary in almost every way. Wikipedia includes information going far beyond a “regular” encyclopedia. It includes information about important academic articles and thinkers, too, for example. Wikipedia is the… Read More ›
“Students” or “Citizens” of Colleges and Universities (Working Thoughts): – Hidden Power of Words Series, #17
In a continuation of the hidden power of words series, AJP suggests that we think about “students” as “citizens” of academic communities.
In this post, Andrew Joseph Pegoda writes an open letter sharing two important pieces of advice with college students.
MASTERING THE SEMICOLON Use a semicolon between closely related independent clauses not joined with a coordinating conjunction. They needed to account for White European males who did not fit their mold, such as the homeless and criminal; the social construction… Read More ›
Use present tense for literature (fiction or nonfiction), and use past tense for history. Shakespeare wrote The Tempest in about 1610, but The Tempest takes place on a desert island. James Brewer Stewart (1976) provides an account of abolitionists but… Read More ›
Below is a list of 15 tips that, if truly followed, will guarantee any student’s success in college. While this is specifically aimed at undergraduates, with a few small exceptions, these apply to graduate students, too. I would love to… Read More ›